Rhode Island College

2019-2020 Catalog


Medical Imaging B.S.

Admission Requirements for Concentrations in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology, and Radiologic Technology 

Concentrators

  1. Completion of all required preclinical courses, with a minimum grade of C in each course.
  2. A completed application form submitted by the appropriate deadline to the Director of the Medical Imaging Program.
  3. A minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.70.
  4. An interview with the admissions committee of the Rhode Island Hospital School of Diagnostic Imaging.

Admission Requirements for Concentrations in Certified Medical Imager Management 

Prior licensure in Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Technology or Radiologic Technology.

Retention Requirement for All Concentrations

A minimum grade of C in all required courses.

General Education Requirements for Concentration in Certified RT Computed Tomography

Students must complete the college’s General Education requirements, with the following contingencies:

  1. Students will take a required MATH course in the cognates for each program that will satisfy their General Education Mathematics category.
  2. Students will receive transfer credit for NS 175, which will fulfill the Natural Science category.
  3. Students will receive transfer credit for AQSR 175, which will fulfill the Advanced Quantitative/Scientific Reasoning category.

Course Requirements

CHOOSE concentration A, B, C, D, E, or F below.

A. Certified RT Computed Tomography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography

2

As needed.
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection

2

As needed.
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

2

As needed.
CTSC 432Computed Tomography Clinical Practice

8

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.

Note: MATH 209: Fulfills the mathematics category of General Education.

Radiologic Technology Certification Transfer Credits

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TRANSFER CREDITS

60

Total Credit Hours:82

B. Certified Medical Imager Management

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 348Microbiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
MGT 201Foundations of Management

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
TWO COURSES in management at the 300-level or above

6-8

Note: MATH 209 Fulfills the mathematics category of General Education.

Medical Imager Certification Transfer Credits

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
TRANSFER CREDITS

30-60

Total Credit Hours:60-92

C. Diagnostic Medical Sonography

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
DMS 300Introduction to Diagnostic Medical Sonography

1.5

Fall.
DMS 301Abdominal Sonography I

1.5

Spring.
DMS 302Scan Lab I

1

Spring.
DMS 303Abdominal Sonography II

1.5

Summer.
DMS 305Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography I

1.5

Spring.
DMS 306Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography II

1.5

Summer.
DMS 307Sonographic Principles and Instrumentation

3

Spring.
DMS 310Clinical Practice I

6

Spring.
DMS 312Scan Lab II

1

Summer
DMS 330Clinical Practice II

8

Summer.
DMS 333Abdominal Sonography III

1.5

Fall.
DMS 335Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography III

1.5

Fall.
DMS 403Abdominal Sonography IV

1.5

Spring.
DMS 406Obstetrical and Gynecological Sonography IV

1.5

Spring.
DMS 410Clinical Practice III

8

Fall.
DMS 412Scan Lab III

1

Fall.
DMS 422Scan Lab IV

1

Spring.
DMS 430Clinical Practice IV

6

Spring.
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 202Introduction to Medical Imaging

1.5

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1.5

Fall.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:80.5

D. Magnetic Resonance Imaging

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MRI 301Introduction to Magnetic Resonance Imaging

3

Spring.
MRI 309Clinical Observation

3.5

Spring.
MRI 310Clinical Practice I

8

Summer.
MRI 311Cross Sectional Anatomy and Imaging Procedures I

3

Summer.
MRI 321Physical Principles I

3

Summer.
MRI 410Clinical Practice II

8

Fall.
MRI 411Cross Sectional Anatomy and Imaging Procedures II

3

Fall.
MRI 420Clinical Practice III

6

Spring.
MRI 421Physical Principles II

3

Fall.
MRI 430Registry Review

3

Spring.
MRI 455MRI Pathology

1.5

Spring.
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 202Introduction to Medical Imaging

1.5

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1.5

Fall.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:77

E. Nuclear Medicine Technology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 202Introduction to Medical Imaging

1.5

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1.5

Fall.
NMT 231Clinical Observation

3.5

Spring.
NMT 301Introduction to Nuclear Medicine Technology

3

Spring.
NMT 311Radiation Safety

1

Spring.
NMT 321Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures I

3

Spring.
NMT 325Radiation Physics

1

Summer.
NMT 332Clinical Diagnostic Procedures I

8

Summer.
NMT 402Instrumentation and Radiobiology

1.5

Fall.
NMT 405Radiopharmacy

1

Summer.
NMT 421Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures II

3

Summer.
NMT 425Diagnostic Nuclear Medicine Procedures III

3

Fall.
NMT 430Registry Review

2

Spring.
NMT 431Clinical Diagnostic Procedures II

8

Fall.
NMT 432Clinical Diagnostic Procedures III

6

Spring.
CTSC 300Principles of Computed Tomography

2

As needed.
CTSC 301Computed Tomography Physics and Radiation Protection

2

As needed.
CTSC 407Sectional Anatomy and Pathology

2

As needed.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:82

F. Radiologic Technology

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
MEDI 201Orientation to Medical Imaging

1

Fall, Spring.
MEDI 202Introduction to Medical Imaging

1.5

Fall.
MEDI 255Patient Care Interventions for Allied Health

1.5

Fall.
RADT 301Introduction to Radiographic Procedures

2

Fall.
RADT 305Skeletal Anatomy

3

Spring.
RADT 306Radiographic Procedures I

4

Spring.
RADT 307Radiographic Procedures II

3

Summer.
RADT 309Clinical Education I

4

Spring.
RADT 310Clinical Education II

8

Summer.
RADT 320Principles of Radiography I

3

Spring.
RADT 321Principles of Radiography II

3

Fall.
RADT 330Radiation Physics I

3

Summer.
RADT 411Clinical Education III

8

Fall.
RADT 412Clinical Education IV

6

Spring.
RADT 425Ethics/Critical Thinking and Problem Solving

2

Fall.
RADT 431Radiation Physics II

3

Spring.
RADT 461Registry Review

3

Spring.

Cognates

CourseTitleCreditsOffered
BIOL 108Basic Principles of Biology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 231Human Anatomy

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
BIOL 335Human Physiology

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
CHEM 105General, Organic and Biological Chemistry I

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
COMM 338Communication for Health Professionals

4

Fall.
MATH 209Precalculus Mathematics

4

Fall, Spring, Summer.
PHYS 110Introductory Physics

4

Spring, Fall, Summer.
Total Credit Hours:87